first_imgFor veterans and others entering inpatient psychiatric care, an admissions screening can be key to identifying the most appropriate treatment. But a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that hospitals run by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) are failing to ask patients important questions about their trauma history, substance use, violence risk, and strengths (such as optimism and stable employment) 39 percent of the time, on average. By comparison, the study found that for-profit and nonprofit hospitals conduct such screenings nearly all of the time.The researchers also found that the VA is falling short on other quality measures. For example, they found the VA failed to provide appropriate justification for discharging patients on multiple antipsychotics 61 percent of the time, and created a continuing care plan for patients upon discharge just about half of the time.The study was published online Oct. 17, 2016 in Psychiatric Services.“These results are very troubling,” said lead author Morgan Shields, S.M. ’16. “They further substantiate the need for VA hospitals to receive greater regulation and financial resources.” Shields, now a doctoral student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, conducted the research while a student at Harvard Chan School.She and co-author Meredith Rosenthal, professor of health economics and policy, looked at how well VA, for-profit, and nonprofit hospitals perform on seven quality measures for inpatient psychiatric care. According to Shields, researchers and policymakers need more data to improve the mental health care system Read Full Storylast_img read more


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first_imgAccording to search QN-2219, the asset owner is “benchmark agnostic but will either use S&P/TSX/MSCI World” or a combination of these.It is looking for an investment process that actively integrates environmental, social and governance considerations – with an environmental focus.Applicants should also have “an advanced process” for shareholder stewardship activities, such as voting and shareholder engagement.Interested parties should have at least $1bn in assets under management in all/large-cap equities and a track record of at least three years.Applicants should state performance, gross of fees, to the end of June.The currency preference is for Canadian dollars, but the investor will consider other currencies “with the proper risk oversight”.The deadline for applications is 23 September. The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email [email protected] Canadian investment consultancy Proteus Performance Management has put out to tender a $10m (€8.9bn) diversified equity mandate for a Canadian asset owner, using IPE Quest.The asset owner is seeking proposals for equity pooled fund-management services for Canadian and global equities.It is aiming to hire at least one provider to manage a portion of its equities.The management can be active or passive.last_img read more


first_imgStatewide —With the many changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, now may be the right time for you or someone you know to make a career change or skill-up for your current position. As part of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative, Hoosiers can earn a free certificate through Ivy Tech Community College to prepare for a career in five in-demand fields where employers are currently looking to fill positions.The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet recently announced eligibility changes, temporarily allowing Hoosiers with two- and four-year degrees to apply for short-term Workforce Ready Grant programs. Previously, Hoosiers with associate degrees and higher degrees were not eligible.To be eligible for the program, you must be an Indiana resident who holds a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency and have not previously received a certificate in a Next Level Jobs program. Face-to-face, online and virtual classes start Monday, Aug. 24. For more information and to apply, click here.last_img read more